During this week there will be a progressive rise in temperatures throughout the Canary Islands that may exceed 40 degrees in some parts of the islands
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The Canary Islands are preparing for the arrival of an African air mass that will begin to affect the Archipelago from Wednesday, August 9. According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), this will continue for several days and will produce a progressive rise in temperatures on the islands, especially in the eastern province.
The agency itself, in its report on the heat wave affecting the entire peninsula and the Balearic Islands, warns that temperatures could rise on the islands from mid-week. In a first estimate of what could happen, temperatures are expected to exceed 34 to 36ºC in the south of the most mountainous islands and in Fuerteventura.
Given the possibility of high temperatures, and as on other occasions, the authorities warn the population and recommend not carrying out outdoor activities in the middle of the day, which are usually the hottest.
The highest temperatures in the entire Canary Islands are usually always recorded at the same points. For example, Tasarte, in the Aldea de San Nicolás in Gran Canaria, where the highest value in Spain was recorded a few weeks ago, with 44.8 degrees in the shade at 3:30 p.m., followed by Maspalomas with 43.3 and Agüimes. with 42.1, both locations also on the island of Gran Canaria.
As for the rest of the national territory, a period of successive thermal ascents began yesterday that will give rise to an episode of high temperatures in the Peninsula. This heat wave is expected to affect a good part of the territory between Monday the 7th and Thursday the 10th.
As of Friday, they will begin to decrease throughout the peninsula, however it is likely that in the Canary Islands they will still experience ascents.
Starting tomorrow, a heat wave will affect fifteen provinces in different regions of Spain, where temperatures are expected to reach up to 44 degrees.